Ichor (NASDAQ: ICHR) and Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ichor and Omega Flex’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ichor||$405.75 million||2.10||$16.66 million||$4.18||7.97|
|Omega Flex||$94.05 million||6.60||$14.37 million||$1.52||40.47|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Ichor and Omega Flex, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ichor presently has a consensus price target of $37.80, indicating a potential upside of 13.48%. Given Ichor’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ichor is more favorable than Omega Flex.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
76.6% of Ichor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.2% of Omega Flex shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Ichor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.9% of Omega Flex shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Ichor and Omega Flex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Omega Flex pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Ichor does not pay a dividend. Omega Flex pays out 57.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Ichor beats Omega Flex on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ichor Company Profile
Ichor Holdings, Ltd. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. The Company’s primary offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The Company’s gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition. Its chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) electroplating and cleaning. The Company also manufactures certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to its customers.
Omega Flex Company Profile
Omega Flex, Inc. is a manufacturer of flexible metal hose. The Company is engaged in a range of different markets, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. It operates through manufacture and sale of flexible metal hose and accessories segment. Its products are concentrated in residential and commercial construction, and general industrial markets. Its primary product, flexible gas piping, is used for gas piping within residential and commercial buildings. Its TracPipe and TracPipe CounterStrike flexible gas piping, along with its fittings, which are distributed under AutoSnap and AutoFlare names. Its products are manufactured at its Exton, Pennsylvania facilities in the United States, and in Banbury, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. It has sales across all industries are generated through independent outside sales organizations, such as sales representatives, wholesalers and distributors or a combination of both.
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